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Dual Credit Community College Classes – all online, but live, caring teachers who understand homeschoolers!

Learn Beyond The Book is proud to partner with local community colleges and their professors to provide support to high schoolers who are taking their first college classes. We have multiple classes available (below) and work with multiple colleges. Details on the colleges and their process for dual enrollment will be provided to registered students. For some courses, the professor is also the teacher at Learn Beyond The Book and for other classes, our teacher works with the professors at the college. The dual credit classes (sometimes called companion courses) at Learn Beyond The Book do not exceed 12 students and will be offered online so that all students can access the support. The community college courses will also be online courses, so you could enroll from anywhere. The community college course is free and our students get a seat saved for them (max of 12 students per class at the moment). The dual credit companion course at Learn Beyond The Book will have a fee; think of it as small-group tutoring through the college course, with discussions, explanations, and assistance on assignments to help make the college class come to life.

Below is the list of courses that we plan to offer every year and a short description of what each class would count for on the IGETC and for High School credits. If a class counts for IGETC, it will also be counted towards AA graduation requirements General Ed as well as the CSU GE Breadth Certification Plan. Please contact us with any questions at learnbeyondthebook@gmail.com

If a student wants to register for these companion courses, they need to complete an assessment to make sure they are ready for a college course in terms of writing and comprehension. The first 2 weeks of the class we will also be evaluating how they’re doing and let parents know if the class should be dropped before the drop date passes if they seem to be having too hard of a time in the college class. Enrollment in the companion courses never guarantees a good grade; students are still ultimately responsible for submitting assignments, discussions, and quizzes online in the college Canvas system, but they will have support and help through the courses and our teachers help to bring online college classes to life.

** If a student already completed community college courses before, they most likely don’t need to do the assessment. Please email learnbeyondthebook@gmail.com with their unofficial college transcript if this is the case. **

Once the assessment is completed, we will be in contact to provide you with details to enroll. As you wait for the assessment to be looked at, start by applying to the college listed with each class that your student plans to enroll in.

Please register here for the support class at Learn Beyond The Book.

COMM 101 – Communication Studies 101 (Speech) Pierce College

Learn Beyond The Book teacher: Lizzie Scott

Learn Beyond The Book class: Mondays 1-2:20pm

IGETC: AREA 1C – ENGLISH COMMUNICATION -only required for CSU

A-G High School: Speech/Public Speaking/Elective

Psychology 41 – Lifespan Psychology – LA Mission College (prerequisite – Psychology 01)

Learn Beyond The Book teacher: Lizzie Scott

Learn Beyond The Book class: Mondays 2:30-3:50pm

IGETC: AREA 4 – SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

A-G High School: Elective Life-span Psychology


Art 201 – Drawing 1 – LA Mission College

Learn Beyond The Book teacher: Lizzie Scott

Learn Beyond The Book class: Mondays 4:00-5:20pm

IGETC:  AREA 3A – ARTS AND HUMANITIES

A-G High school: Art – VAPA credit


Math 227 – Statistics – LA Mission College (prerequisite of Intro to Statistics Learn Beyond the Book class)

Learn Beyond The Book teacher: Michael Marchesan

Learn Beyond The Book class: Thursdays 11am-12:20pm

IGETC:  AREA 2 – MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS & QUANTITATIVE REASONING

A-G High school: Math – Statistics


ANTHR 1  – Physical Anthropology – Long Beach College 

College professor and Learn Beyond The Book teacher: Erin Donovan

Learn Beyond The Book orientation – Jan.10 at 5pm-7pm & tutoring available upon request

IGETC:  AREA 5B – PHYSICAL and BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 

A-G High School: Biology with or without a lab

ANTH V04 – Native Peoples of North America – Ventura College (scroll to Get Started at Ventura College section) 

College professor and Learn Beyond The Book teacher: Erin Donovan

Learn Beyond The Book orientation – Jan.10 at 5pm-7pm & tutoring available upon request

IGETC: AREA 4 – SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

A-G High School: Elective

ANTHR 2 – Cultural Anthropology – Long Beach College 

College professor and Learn Beyond The Book teacher: Erin Donovan

Learn Beyond The Book orientation – Jan.10 at 5pm-7pm & tutoring available upon request

IGETC: AREA 4 – SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

A-G High School: Elective

ANTH V07 – Magic, Religion & Witchcraft –  Ventura College (scroll to Get Started at Ventura College section) 

College professor and Learn Beyond The Book teacher: Erin Donovan

Learn Beyond The Book orientation – Jan.10 at 5pm-7pm & tutoring available upon request

IGETC: AREA 4 – SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

A-G High School: Elective


Political Science 01 LA Mission College

Learn Beyond The Book teacher: Asia Zanders

Learn Beyond The Book class: Mondays 2:30-3:50pm

IGETC:  AREA 4 – SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND CSU GRADUATION REQUIREMENT IN U.S. HISTORY, CONSTITUTION & AMERICAN IDEALS 

A-G High School: Civics/Government

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